Archive for Murder-suicide – Page 2

Family of 4 dead: History of depression, suicidal thoughts for mother and father — (The Grand Rapids Press)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed parents, mum at least on antidepressants with past suicide attempt, kill their two kids and themselves.
Louisiana Gunman’s History Shows Record of Mental Health Issues – Three people were killed, including the alleged shooter; nine others wounded — (Wall Street Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man who takes antidepressant intermittently, has a record of rage incidents, shoots and kills 2 and injures 9.
UPDATE: Autopsy report shows man in murder/suicide had several drugs in his system — (WRCBtv)
SSRI Ed note: Man on 2 antidepressants and marijuana kills his girlfriend, their dog and himself.
Man who killed son, fiancee suffered pain that ‘broke him,’ mother says — (Deseret News)
SSRI Ed note: "Kind", "good" army veteran being treated for PTSD wakes wife one night threatening to kill whole family, a year later does exactly that. No motive,
Tucson shooting shines light on mental illness — (World Now)
SSRI Ed note: Man with no history of violence suddenly kills himself and family
A killer’s mother knows the pain facing Steven O’Shaughnessy’s family — (CBC News Saskatchewan)
SSRI Ed note: Young Dad given antidepressants, loses sleep, thoughts become disordered and he kills himself, his wife and 2-yr-old son.
Coroner’s probe: Why did Dunedin father Edward Livingstone kill his children? — (OTAGO DAILY TIMES)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Celexa, Lexapro & sleep aid has strange dreams, assaults wife, is psychotic, knows meds are cause, stops them, kills family and self. Meds not blamed.
Tulane’s mental health meltdown — (Yahoo News)
SSRI Ed note: Antidepressants now widely available on campus, more students are depressed, anxious, many more suicides, a murder-suicide. Nobody sees a connection.
A320 Crash: The Co-Pilot Wanted the World To Know His Name — (Le Figaro)
SSRI Ed note: Germanwings pilot on citalopram, mirtazapine and zoplclone locks captain out of cockpit, crashes Airbus A320, killing 150.
Husband strangled wife with hairdryer cord then hanged himself after she asked for divorce — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Separating couple on antidepressants, 2 kids, he becomes paranoid, stalks her, attempts suicide, tried to poison her, later strangles her, hangs himself.
Pathologist testifies at Patricia Hennessey, Nash Campbell inquest — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants and neuroleptic meds loses custody of her 4-yr-old son Nash, kills him and herself the night before she is to hand him over.
‘My dad did it’: Boy’s tragic words as he lay dying following deliberate inferno — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man feels suicidal after marriage fails, GP prescribes antidepressants. 3 months later man kills his sons and himself in a house fire. ADs never suspected.
Vietnamese community prays for Edmonton murder victims, forgives killer — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Edmonton man on antidepressants kills 7 people in vietnamese community, including 2 children, then himself.
Key Developments in Case of 2 Slain NYPD Officers — (New York Times)
Pennsylvania ex-Marine shot ex-wife, ‘chopped’ her family, poisoned himself: autopsies — (New York Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Trazodone, Risperidone and other medication, in custody dispute, kills ex-wife, 5 of her relatives and himself.
Saco man who killed family, self, had stopped taking antidepressants when he lost his insurance — (Bangor Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking Zoloft, kills wife and 3 children in a rage, a case of extreme violent over-reaction.
Surviving daughter in Port Orange family shooting wakes from coma — (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
Farmingdale mom was beheaded by disturbed son two days before meeting with psychiatrist to obtain his medications — (New York Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed man, never previously violent, in withdrawal from psych meds kills and beheads beloved mom, jumps in front of train. Mental illness blamed.
‘We need this now, before more people die’ mother of killer calls for anti-depressant drug investigation — (
SSRI Ed note: Man, 22, on Celexa murders ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend, then commits suicide.
Charleville tragedy: Family and friends gather for removal of twins (9) and older brother — (Sunday Independent)
Pensioner killed fifth wife then hanged himself because he couldn’t face another divorce — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man married 30 yrs, upset re: impending divorce, feels mildly suicidal, sees doc, gets Prozac, a month later kills wife and self. BBC does not mention med.
Reconstruction of Swiss bus crash “shows driver was suicidal” — (Flanders Today)
Making sense of a murder-suicide: A family story — (Indy Star)
SSRI Ed note: "Good" man, loving husband with jealous streak and quick temper takes antidepressants, murders wide and self.
Whitewash from the Outset, the Fort Hood Shootings April 2, 2014 — (Donald J. Farber, Attorney at Law); Army Report: Fort Hood Mass Shooter Ivan Lopez on Psychotropic Cocktail of Celexa, Wellbutrin, Ambien, Lunesta
SSRI Ed note: Lawyer and expert who testified before House of Representatives, at FDA public hearings exposes cover-up of SSRI effects by military brass.
No Charges in Sparks Middle School Shooting — (KOLO 8 News)
SSRI Ed note: Seventh-grader, 12, on Prozac, carries semi-automatic weapon to school, shoots 3, killing a teacher, then kills himself.
Dad Of Fort Hood Shooter Says Son ‘Must Not Have Been In Right Mind’ — (Huffington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier on meds including Celexa, Wellbutrin, Ambien, and Lunesta goes on shooting spree, killing 3 and injuring 16. Family speculates that recent deaths responsible.
Why Syracuse mom killed her 2 daughters still unknown — (Deseret News)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on antidepressants shoots and kills her daughters and herself after break-up with fiance.
Child killer Theresa Riggi found dead in secure hospital — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Woman medicated for "manic depression" behaves bizarrely, murders her 3 children, jailed, dies by horrific suicide. Mental illness blamed.
Inquest of tragic murder-suicide couple on weekend away heard — (Irish News)
Fla. mom, teen kids dead in apparent murder-suicide — (CBS)
SSRI Ed note: Divorcing mom on antidepressants drinks wine, kills her teenage kids and herself.
Retired police officer Bill Dowling shot himself after shooting ex, inquest heard — (Western Daily Press)
Family of missing mother and baby found dead at cliff after going missing from hospital ward pay emotional tribute to tragic couple saying they ‘are now at peace’ — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: New mom who stopped taking antidepressant to breastfeed kills herself and baby.
Inquest fails to shed light on Langfield murder suicide — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Temazepam and anti-depressants to help with feelings re: marriage break-up kills his son and himself. Nobody can figure out the reason.
Lanza’s Psychiatric Treatment Revealed In Documents — (The Hartford Courant)
Murder suicide death a mystery — (Lancashire Evening Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 58 in happy marriage, on antidepressants for stress stabs his wife to death and then steps in front of train. No motive can be found.
Pamela Brooks not under influence of illicit drugs or alcohol when she killed daughter and herself — (Palm Beach Post)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac stabs daughter, 10 to death then stabs herself 150 times in murder-suicide.
Rachael Slack inquest: police failings contributed to deaths, jury finds — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes antidepressants after relationship break-up, becomes "agitated and anxious", kills former partner and toddler son.
Police call deaths of Winnipeg mother, children a murder-suicide — (Canadian Press)
SSRI Ed note: Mom treated for postpartum depression (PPD) murders her children and kills herself. PPD blamed, treatment not questioned.
Navy Yard shooter was defense contractor; 13 killed in rampage — (Associated Press)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking Trazodone prescribed by Veteran's Affairs goes on shooting rampage killing 13 people, including himself. No motive identified.
Mother, son died of smoke inhalation: RCMP — (Journal Pioneer)
After Canadian mother killed herself and their only grandchild, U.S. couple started 10-year fight to change Canada’s bail laws — (National Post)
SSRI Ed note: Newfoundland mom kills father of her baby, fights extradition to US, is released on bail, feeds baby psychoactive meds, commits murder-suicide.
The many faces of bipolar disorder — (Digital Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Mum on antidepressants diagnosed bipolar (likely an A/D side effect), becomes suicidal, tries to stop meds, seeks help, shoots & kills 3 daughters and self.
North Bellmore man suffering from hallucinations kills wife, self — (Bellmore Herald)
Edward Gingerich- Only amish man ever tried for murder — (Prezi)
SSRI Ed note: "Peaceful Amish Man" stops taking antipsychotics, on and off antidepressants, is delerious, murders & dismembers wife, hangs himself. Mental illness blamed.
‘So scared I don’t know who I am… I love you son’: Anguished note from depressed mother who died under speeding train with her three-year-old son — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Mum, 41, takes Zoloft, jumps in front of train with toddler son
Grandmother Who Shot 2 Grandsons Left Suicide Note — (NBC Connecticut)
SSRI Ed note: Devoted grandma diagnosed, medicated for depression & bipolar, sometimes stops meds, shoots, kills 2 grandsons and self. Leaves vengeful note.
Mental Illness in Homicide-Suicide: A Review — (Journal of the American Acadamy of Psychiatry and the Law)
SSRI Ed note: 30 studies reviewed, find mental illness a factor in 2,431 murder-suicides, mostly depression. Meds an obvious confounding variable not noticed by researchers.
Before a suicide, A mother’s lament: ‘Why can’t I fix this?’ — (Billings Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Socially awkward man has trouble fitting in, marries, divorces, is prescribed Prozac, becomes negative, paranoid, delusional, kills himself and toddler son.
Death on Lady Kirk was result of murder-suicide — (CP24)
SSRI Ed note: Man being treated for "mental illness", probably depression, kills himself and his wife.
Depression meds found in Accent Signage shooter’s home, police say — (MPR NEWS)
SSRI Ed note: Introverted, "laid back guy" on Mirtazapine, Trazodone, Temazepam, buys gun, ammo, is fired, shoots, kills 5, at work then self. Mental illness blamed.